|Full Name||Yoshiya Kiryu|
|First Appearance||The World Ends With You|
|Latest Appearance||The World Ends With You|
|Portrayed by|| Kimura Ryohei [Japanese]
Aaron Spann [English]
The World Ends With YouEdit
Before the Reapers' Game
When Joshua first meets Neku, he claims he was just like Neku, and didn't think anybody needed friends. However, this can be questioned, since Joshua is revealed to be the Composer of the game, and also much older than he physically appears. As shown in a flashback, he was much taller when talking in his original Composer form to Megumi Kitaniji, the Conductor, who leads the other Harrier Reapers and Support Reapers but serves the Composer. Before Neku's Reapers' Game, Sho Minamimoto already has a hate for Joshua, and wants to take the power and position of the Composer away from him. Meanwhile, Joshua is discussing what to do with Shibuya to Kitaniji. He claims he just wants to get rid of Shibuya. Kitaniji, who is rather close to Shibuya, however, vouches for it, and Joshua gives him a challenge. If Kitaniji can do something with Shibuya to make it better, Joshua won't erase Shibuya. And so, the Composer sets a timer on Kitaniji's hand for a month, and the game begins. Joshua scouts Shibuya for a worthy proxy to help him win the challenge and erase Shibuya. As him and Sho are on a heated gun chase, Joshua comes across Neku. Sho tries to shoot Joshua, but Joshua proves unstoppable with his powers, and stops the bullets from hitting him. Sho flees and Joshua is left with Neku. He shoots him, and Neku starts his game.